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Enter Barbon the easy way

Riders who may be planning to take part in the Westmorland Club's Percy Duff Barbon Hill Climb can now make their entry through the club's website as well as the ACU/Sport 80 facility which so many find prohibitively difficult to negotiate.Go to westmorlandmotorclub.com  and click on the events tab where you will find the link to...

Scotland Part 11

Monday, May 13, 4.15 pmThis will be the final personal blog from the Scottish, started on Monday afternoon at home and with the very appropriate words sent to me by a friend, which I will repeat verbatim:"I enjoyed my visits to the 6 days and watched days 1, 5 and 6. I have been enjoying your writing...

Better late than never

Having been in Scotland for the two big trials over the past ten days or so, and with limited means of updating this website, only now has it been possible to add the results from the Sedbergh Club's trial on Sunday, May 5 and the following day's Lakes GTRC  trial on Bank Holiday Monday, both of...

Scotland part 10

Friday Evening, May 10, 9.15pmThe song title says “the sun will come out tomorrow” and it did for the fifth day of this year’s SSDT - and a good job too, for the riders had suffered a mighty hammering on Thursday in what was described by old hands as the toughest day of the Scottish in...

Scotland part 9

Thursday evening, 11.25pmThe rain could be heard on the caravan roof overnight of Wednesday/Thursday, but it didn’t seem much on Thursday morning in Fort William. It was heavy drizzle with the forecast for the day to dry up by late morning, which proved to be the case.The plan was to go to the second group of the...

Scotland part 8

Wednesday evening MayIn all the years I’ve been coming to Scotland for the SSDT, rarely have I done anything else other than watch the trial. Once I went to Mallaig on the train with Stephanie Wood and Norrie Whyte, once I went on a boat trip to Mull and then out to see Fingles Cave, once...

Scotland part 7

Early Wednesday morning about Tuesday.Perhaps I should have proof read part 6, there were some glaring spelling errors caused mostly by the hated spell checker on my I-pad, so apologies the typing was not up to scratch.Its Swedish rider Per Berggren with 36 rides including this week to answer my quiz question for yesterday.The trial started...

Scotland Part 6

Monday, May 6, 10.15pmHeck, it’s been hot today and it’s not often one can say that about watching trials riding in Scotland, and whilst the riders undoubtedly prefer warm and dry conditions as an alternative to what they often have to face, rain and wind, for us spectators it can be tiring,standing on the Bankside, or...

Scotland Part 5

Sunday afternoon, May 5I spent the first couple of hours this morning looking for the final results from the Pre 65 trial but was unable to find them, so wrote Scotland Part 4 with nothing to go on other than what I had picked up yesterday afternoon.Went down to the West End car park for about...

Scotland part 4

Saturday, May 4 8.10amEarly news here from Kinlochleven on Saturday morning, just an hour or so before the first rider is away.The results of day one were published and 13 riders went clean on Friday, Carl Batty amongst them and with Will Brockbank on a single dab which still leaves him in the reckoning.Many riders reported...